American lady living in Kuwait commenting on daily occurrances through her warped perspective. Her travels take us beyond the boundaries of normalcy. NEW! Facebook Group: Desert Girl on Kuwait at https://www.facebook.com/groups/258391941192494 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @DesertGirlkwt
I'm not writing about anything work-related because hey - I have been told to keep it positive. Perky, perky, perky! Yes. Everything is beautiful and wonderful and happy. However, I just went to get a motivational speech from the one guy who I know is positive (and told me to be) and he totally brought me down. There should have been some of that "music to commit suicide to" sappy stuff playing in the background.
[Katherine Stellock of Chevy Chase, Maryland: My former boss at Woodward and Lothrop. If you are out there, I sing your praises ALL the time. You taught me so much about business etiquette and composure. You'll never know. Mrs. Stellock (as I was only allowed to call her) always came to work in pristine, elegant clothes - mostly black - with pearls. She walked with a straight back and head held high. She never gossiped. She would look at me from head to toe with a watchful eye and say, "Mmmm hmmm..." (distastefully) and walk away. I learned more from what I perceived as her meanness than any other business education. She led by example and I worship her skills in hindsight.]
|Yes, this was taken in Kuwait (not by me)|
|My friends at Al Boom Dive Center take weekend trips to the islands. |
Whether you dive or not, it is a great experience.
Oh ok, and something I want to say: I've been seeing a LOT of messages on Instagram and Facebook for people trying to get rid of their pets. Most commonly is, "Please help us in re-homing (Flan) as the mother has decided she no longer wants animals in the house." My standard answer is always (and will always be "Re-home the mother.") Deciding to take a pet is a responsibility. You are teaching your children responsibility. You don't just teach them that it is ok to dump your responsibility when you no longer feel like taking care of it. Piss-poor parenting. Pet ownership should be (and is to me) a life-long commitment (for the full life of the pet). Now that the cooler/camping season is over, you will see a lot of pets being dumped. It was fun to have them outside and play with them (as puppies/kittens) and now that it is going to be hot and the animals are a little older, people are looking to get rid of them. THESE PEOPLE DISGUST ME. (End of sermon.)
|This is Taima, Kuwait (yes, this is Kuwait), where many Bedoon people live. They are basically squatters (for decades) and the government can make the determination at any time to bulldoze the area (there have been discussions over the years about "relocating" the Bedoon in Taima, but to where?)|